Another Craigslist Story

Another Craigslist Story

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    Another Craigslist Story

    What would you do faced with this? It is looting, just plain and simple.

    Foreclosed family watches helplessly as craigslist crowds strip house bare | 11alive.com
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    That's heartbreaking but the ad was worded very badly. It says to come and take anything you want for free. That's inviting this kind of disgusting behavior even though NO ONE had the right to go into the house.

    "Free stuff" is a code word for inviting mob action in this day and age.

    I hope people will have the decency to return the things if they misunderstood, but I doubt it.
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    Stories like that really make me disappointed in the human race.

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    Doh! Did they post it on Facebook also?
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    i don't want to sound uncaring at all, but what did this person expect? You say 'free' and people just glaze over everything else written. And especially since he was at work during the day when this was supposed to kick off.
    I agree- breaking into the house was burglary plain and simple. But, even that doesn't surprise me. The ad was a bit vague even if it did say 'Yard'. Plus, if someone showed up late and was looking for the couch, probably one of the first things to go, looks inside and the door is already open, it's easy to see how they would take one that would be in the house.
    Oh well, you can't trust people nowadays in the first place. The only thing we can hope for is that even if he had to go into foreclosure, his escrow had paid the homeowners insurance for that entire year before he defaulted and he can make a claim. I would hope anything inside the house would be covered if he can prove it was a break in and he didn't leave the door unlocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTee View Post
    Stories like that really make me disappointed in the human race.
    The human race makes me disappointed in the human race.

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    A good example why any ad for items to be sold or given away should consist of only items that can be located in the garage or driveway. Apparently, the people allowed folks inside the home. Advertising for a "free giveaway" type event, it doesn't surprise me that visitors took them at their word. Not too smart, that ad and the granting of access of complete strangers into the home.
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    Sad...

    Shame the ad was worded so poorly... It's understandable... but the first people that took the stuff from inside had to break in to get it...

    My guess is a good Samaritan will step in and help those folks out...
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    Poorly worded ad, but still... This is just plain wrong. And for people to laugh in their faces while they're doing it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    A good example why any ad for items to be sold or given away should consist of only items that can be located in the garage or driveway. Apparently, the people allowed folks inside the home. Advertising for a "free giveaway" type event, it doesn't surprise me that visitors took them at their word. Not too smart, that ad and the granting of access of complete strangers into the home.
    No they didn't,people broke into the house,same old entitlement crap,they should have taken everything to the local thrift store and let the POS pay for it.
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    the ones that broke in, or saw it done and looted too, deserve to be jailed. Anyone who came later, after reading that ad, was acting reasonably unless they removed fixtures. Ad says take everything and the door is open? I'm filling my truck. These people made a huge mistake. I have heard of cases where a disgruntled roomy, spouse, or S.O. has left the door open after placing an ad like this, and might be suspicious.
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    Poorly worded, but not THAT poorly worded. "Yard Sale" and "starting at 10 a.m." should've been enough for even the dumbest of people.

    Regardless of how bad it was written, it appalls me that people could actually think this type of behavior was ok.
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    Dang. I missed out on a lot of free stuff.

    In all seriousness, this is ridiculous. I hope she can get her dad's guitars back at least..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTee View Post
    Stories like that really make me disappointed in the human race.
    What will disappoint you more is knowing that people have posted ads like this on Craigslist inviting people to come clear out another person's house.

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